CNN)”Dance Monkey” by Tones and I has become the most popular song on Shazam, according to Guinness World Records. The song was released in May 2019 and beat out previous record holder “Wake Me Up” by Swedish DJ Avicii. The song has topped the charts in more than 30 countries, and it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 96 . When it finally ascended to the top five, it became the first Hot 100 song solely written by a woman to enter the ranking in more than eight years, Billboard said. The global hit is a bouncy, fun song, but it was born out of Watson’s frustration while being a busker in her home of Australia.
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